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Top 7 activities you can combine with your self-catering holiday

For some people who go on a self-catering holiday they just want to go somewhere relaxing to recharge their batteries. But for others it is all about being active, whether they are playing a sport or trying a new leisure activity during their time away from home. There are plenty of cottages with sports facilities available to rent and others where you won’t have to travel far to ride a horse, fish or play a round of golf. Here we’ve highlighted some of the best choices for you.

1 Horse Riding

It’s only natural you will want to enjoy the rolling countryside of North Yorkshire or the idyllic scenery of Suffolk on horseback. Whether you are an accomplished rider or you are interested in taking lessons then there are options galore for hiring holiday accommodation close to horse riding facilities and you can also rent horse-welcome country cottages where you can stable your own animal.

2 Golf

If you travel with your clubs in the boot then you will want to check out where you can take a break in self-catering accommodation near an 18-hole golf course. There are options for cottages and log cabins, for example, close to some stunning links courses in the west of Scotland or golf clubs in scenic areas of Essex and Oxfordshire, for instance.

3 Indoor Sports

Your passion could be snooker or table tennis, games the whole family can enjoy. If potting balls or playing ping pong helps you relax then look out for cottages with a games room. These types of activities can be particularly welcome if the weather turns sour on your break. Simply chill out in comfortable surroundings and play a few frames.

4 Fishing

Fishing on a self-catering holiday
Fishing on a self-catering holiday

There are plenty of options when it comes to combining a love for angling with a self-catering holiday. Many anglers head to Ireland or Scotland to fish their stunning lakes but there are options throughout the British Isles for self-catering fishing holidays in the UK and Ireland.



5 Skiing

When people think of skiing holidays they often head for the Alps, to Italy or even north to Scotland. It is possible to ski in less expensive regions and still have the time of your life. For instance, there are some great skiing holidays in eastern Europe, destinations like Poland and Slovakia, where they have challenging slopes and comfortable chalets and log cabins.

6 Tennis

What a dream it would be to have your own tennis court yards from your own front door. Well, you can have exactly that by hiring one of the many self-catering cottages with their own tennis court. Playing a few sets before breakfast or to relax after a day sight-seeing or visiting tourist attractions in the Lake District, Ireland or even Cape Town in South Africa, would be something to really savour.

7 Swimming

Swimming great fun on a self-catering break
Swimming for fun times on a self-catering holiday

When it’s hot outside there is nothing better than a dip in your own pool, one you don’t have to share with other holiday-makers. If you are looking for self-catering accommodation with its own swimming pool you can find it all over the UK, as well as in popular sunspots such as Spain, Portugal and France.


We trust that you’ve found our hints and tips helpful and hopefully even inspiring. Whatever you do, have lots of fun on your next self-catering getaway.